october 2018 | a look back

Oct 31, 2018



  • early absentee 2018 ballots came in the mail this month for the 2018 midterms! after careful research and consideration, it's been filled out and awaiting until it's time to drop them off.
  • i got back into listening to podcasts again and discovered more great ones worth listening to.
  • after 3 weeks of not being able to eat certain foods due to dental extraction and temporary crowns, i finally got permanent crowns and can eat whatever i want again. hello pizza, i've missed you.
  • dedicated time and energy to join thelastweekend.org + people power in phone/text banking, postcard writing + mailing, and canvassing with fellow volunteers in my community for progressive candidates to get out the vote for the midterms.


  • a dear friend of mine got bad health news but i'm praying and supporting her to pull through.
  • as if my bank account didn't take a hit enough after my dentist bills last month, my car took even more for maintenance and repairs. whoever said owning cars were fun, lied! 
  • job rejections/non-follow ups
  • flakey friends
  • dealing with health insurance issues
  • halloween was lackluster this year but at least i had a job interview
  • my mental health was at a low this month

what i read

well-read black girl // glory edim
the minimalist home // joshua becker
a blade so black // l. l. mckinney
in the vanisher's palace // aliette de bodard
blanca & roja // anna-marie mclemore
odd one out // nic stone
a very large expanse of sea // tahera mafi
the boneless mercies // april genevieve tucholkk
what if it's us // becky albertalli x adam silvera
frugal living guide for the minimalism lifestyle // 
minimalist living // genevieve parker hill
frugal: the art of frugal simplicity // jessica jacobs
a little bit of mindfulness //
mind detox // 
betraying big brother // leta hong ficher
pinay: culture bearers of the filipino diaspora //

what i listened to

without me// halsey
taki taki // dj snake x ozuna x cardi b x selena gomez
bad guy // niykee heaton
1999 // charli xcx x troye sivan
focus // saweetie
sweet but psycho // ava max

(full playlist on my october playlist post)
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